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Surprising United Routes, The Inside Scoop on Flight Attendants, Getting Airline Compensation and More

Aug. 13, 2016
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Surprising United Routes, The Inside Scoop on Flight Attendants, Getting Airline Compensation and More
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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:

Flight delays and cancellations cause headaches for thousands of travelers every day.

How To Get Compensation When Flights Go Wrong

What should you do when something goes wrong before, during or after a flight? Learn about the best ways to request compensation from airlines if and when you encounter a problem.

Find out what life as a flight attendant is really like.

Insider Series: Carrie A. Trey Spills Her Secrets About the Flight Attendant Lifestyle

Flight attendants lead very unique lives — get the inside scoop on what flight attendant life is really like from TPG Insider Carrie A. Trey.

United flies several routes that you probably weren't aware of.

8 Surprising United Routes You May Not Know About

Read about several of United's strangest, most interesting and least well-known routes — some will surely come as a surprise.

A great looking carry-on bag is essential for all travelers.

5 Sleek Carry-On Bags for Every Budget

Every traveler needs a great bag by his or her side. Check out the 5 best looking carry-on sized bags for travelers looking to splurge a bit.

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Discover cardholders will get a 5% cash back bonus for purchases at Amazon and other retailers.

5% Cash Back Bonus Through the End of the Year for Discover Cardholders at Select Retailers

If you're a Discover cardholder, register to get a 5% cash back bonus on up to $1,500 spent at and other retailers from October through December 2016.

Rumor has it that Austrian Airlines will begin flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Vienna (VIE) in 2017. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Austrian May Add Flights Between Los Angeles and Vienna Next Year

Austrian Airlines will begin a flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and Vienna (VIE) next year, according to rumors. This hasn't yet been confirmed by the airline, but if true it is safe to assume that the carrier would use a Boeing 777 to operate this long-haul flight.

Passengers booked in Etihad's premium classes using AA miles will no longer be able to use the airline's chauffeur service.

Etihad Gets Rid of Chauffeur Service for American Award Customers

Passengers who used AAdvantage miles to book a premium cabin ticket on Etihad Airways flights will no longer have access to the airline's chauffeur service.

Air India will increase frequency on its SFO - Delhi route starting this winter. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Air India Will Fly Daily Between San Francisco and Delhi Beginning This Winter

Air India currently operates a flight between San Francisco (SFO) and Delhi (DEL) three times a week. Come this winter, the airline will operate this flight daily, dramatically increasing capacity on the route.

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